Childhood poverty and cognitive development

By Marc Wilson In Psychology

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29th November, 2012
Psychology has its own version of the food pyramid. If you Google “Abraham Maslow”, you’ll find references to his “hierarchy of needs”, an idea that Maslow, a little ironically, developed while watching the behaviour of primates. Maslow suggested we are motivated to satisfy particular sets of needs, and some of those needs are more immediate than others. So, when we’re not worrying about our most basic physical needs (sleeping, eating, shelter, etc), we can move up the hierarchy to other security and safety needs (such as having a job and owning our own shelter), go in search ...

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